W R Murdoch Flush Deck Sloop

Sloop from the year 1946 - 16,20m length - in Spain

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480.000 €
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Advertiser's comments

WYVERN II’s designer succeeded with that winning combination of easy sections and moderation in most aspects of her lines. The editor of “Yachting World” in 1950 wrote “......from every point of view she is a most successful design for she demonstrates the possibilities of steel construction in producing a yacht that is a most comfortable cruiser and at the same time sufficiently fast and weatherly to win offshore races in good company” Between 2002 and 2011 WYVERN II was completely rebuilt from the keel up. This is a fast vintage yacht that is equipped and ready to cruise anywhere in comfort yet a look at her race record from 1950 might surely tempt a new owner to enter a regatta or two !

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Features of W R Murdoch Flush Deck Sloop:

Basic data

  • Type: Sloop

  • Year : 1946

  • Length: 16.20 m

  • Location: Spain

  • Name: WYVERN II

  • Flag: -

  • Shipyard: W R Murdoch

  • Material: Steel

Dimensions

  • Beam: 3.85 m

  • Draft: 2.22 m

  • Ballast: -

  • Displacement: 23000 Kg

Capacity

  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: -

  • Berths: -

  • Heads: -

  • Water capacity: -

Motor

  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: -

  • Fuel capacity: -

  • Motor type : Others

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Yanmar 4JH4-HTE

  • Engine usage (hours): -

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Brokers Comments

WYVERN II’s designer succeeded with that winning combination of easy sections and moderation in most aspects of her lines. The editor of “Yachting World” in 1950 wrote “......from every point of view she is a most successful design for she demonstrates the possibilities of steel development in producing a yacht that is a most spacious cruiser and at the same time sufficiently fast and weatherly to win offsand races in good company”Between 2002 and 2011 WYVERN II was completely remanufactured from the keel up. This is a fast vintage yacht that is provisioned and ready to cruise anywhere in luxury yet a look at her race record from 1947 might surely tempt a fresh proprietor to enter a regatta or two !

Owners Comments

WYVERN II is a hidden pearl among classic yachts and now available. She is a beautiful, well restored classic, suidesk both for racing and blue water cruising. Comfordesk ocean going; ready even to sail round the world and well suited to permanent living aboard, She is also easily handled by one or two persons. While very much a classic she has modern facilities and machinery to meet the expectations of today and is currently tailored with a 22 m aluminium mast and boom, though the original wooden mast is also available.

Yachting World 1950 Comments

“Though manufactured as a spacious family cruiser WYVERN II combines these qualities most successfully with seaworthiness and velocity.” “Like a number of other heavy displacement yachts with a deep, easy midvessel section, WYVERN II has proven outstandingly fast to windward in a beam to moderate gust, but she is a fast vessel in almost any conditions.”

History

WYVERN II was manufactured in Antwerp as a cruiser/racer, something of a fresh concept at that time. In 1950 'Yachting World' published a significant article on this yacht and her designer. In 1991 the Dutch magazine 'Waterkampioen' put WYVERN II in the spotbeam twice.William Robert (Bob) Murdoch her designer was the third generation proprietor of the boat yard Guthrie, Murdoch & Co. Growing up at the yard, Bob and his brother Frank were resourceful and were to become very navigaten vessel engineers and eventually Bob took over the family business but there is little more known about him separate from that in the article published in the 'Yachting Monthly' magazine from 1950.Frank on the other hand, chose to switch to aircraft engineering. Growing up with boats however leaves a mark and Frank found himself stern in the yacht building business for Sir Thomas Sopwith’s ENDEAVOUR project. His knowledge of aircraft technology proved relevant and he played a significant part in the design and development of the famous J-Class ENDEAVOUR (America's Cup in 1934) and ENDEAVOUR II (America's Cup in 1937). He had also been one of the team in the 1934 contest. Later on in life he would go on to play a major role in the restoration of ENDEAVOUR undertaken by American Elizabeth Meyer between 1985 and 1989. Frank involved his brother Bob in developing several J-Class yachts in the 1930s and 1940s. One of the few facts known about him is that he crafted many J-Class fittings. Frank also seems to have inspired Bob into yacht design. Bob then having worked on many J-Class yachts, decided to design a J-Class-inspired yacht for himself to sail with his family and as a demo vessel for the berth. Apparently, designing runs in the family! WYVERN II participated in numerous races in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, such as the North Sea Race and the Fastnet. It's impressive how often she achieved high placings - and among worthy opponents, like the much beamer OLIVIER VAN NOORT and ZWERVER. In her first appearance on the race track in 1947 she was first in class in the Harwich to Hook of Holland race. Bob Murdoch also won the North Sea Race with WYVERN II in 1953, 1955 and 1956. Until 1958 Wyvern II was t

 
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W R Murdoch Flush Deck Sloop

Steel boat, built by W R Murdoch, at a sale price of 480.000€. If you are interested in this sloop, contact the advertiser Sandeman Yacht Company now.

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